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Infrared light helps wounds to heal, and a damaged retina can be restored.

Meanwhile, a US research team has gained new insights into how rheumatoid arthritis might be treated in future.

The chronic disease sees the immune system attack the body’s own joint tissues. Inflammatory molecules cause cells to grow rapidly, while at the same time activating proteins that destroy bone and cartilage.

The team discovered that the harmful molecules had significantly less influence once the enzyme “sulfatase-2” was removed.

The findings could lead to the development of new medication, which could significantly alleviate symptoms – without major side effects.

Where damaged nerve cells are concerned, the news is equally encouraging.

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